How We Are Resettling the Refugees at Fort McCoy – Here’s How You Can Help
We’ve all heard a lot in the news about the evacuation of Afghans and many people have questions. Join us on Tuesday, November 16th at 7 pm CT vial Zoom when staff from Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan presents “The ABC’s of Refugee Resettlement”. You’ll learn how the program works, how you can help, and the latest information about the evolving situation of refugees from Afghanistan. This meeting will be held via Zoom and is open to everyone to attend. For details and to register please go to https://scsw-elca.org/news/ and click on the November 4th “What Matters” synod newsletter.
Needed: Crafters for Prayer Cloth Ministry A prayer cloth is a mini-version of a prayer shawl. The crafter infuses prayer to provide love and comfort to the person who will receive the Prayer Cloth. They are small enough to be tucked in pockets, and purses. They also can be carried into surgery and taken on vacations. Anyone who needs comfort or wants support in their prayer life could use one. Our Pastor could take them on visits, have a basket available to take, or donate to local community facilities. Are you a knitter, crocheter, or quilter? Just want to help? You can sign up on the bulletin board, and patterns and yard will be in the Fellowship Hall starting in October. Please contact Jill Emmons if you have any questions or details on what these look like – (608) 692-1425 or email@example.com.
Save These Dates: Uncommon November, and December Worship Opportunities
Mission Opportunity – Kinship Mentoring of Columbia County
Kinship is a “Big Brothers, Big Sisters” style community-based non-profit and it needs mentors for youth aged 5-14. In their letter to Pastor Sterling, their chairperson asked “Who better than Christian adults to be mentors?” Who better? If you are selected, you will be given the training, support, and structure to make yours and the child’s experience safe and positive. For more information see www.kinshipcc.org or reach their program coordinator Sara McChesney at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 697-3260.
New Members Orientation – Sunday, December 5th at 10:15 am. Are you curious about what it means to be a member of Dekorra Lutheran Church? Do you know someone who is looking for a church home or curious about God and Jesus? Well, we have an event for you. Our next New Member Orientation is Sunday, December 5th at 10:15 am. Most, if not all, teams and committees will have a representative there to share a picture of the life of this congregation and answer your questions. If after we spill our guts you still want to join (HAHA), then we will install them as members during either the Wednesday, December 8th worship and/or the Sunday, December 12th worship (their choice). Please let Pastor Sterling if you plan on joining us for the orientation.
Sponsors Needed for New Members – Are you willing to be a guide/mentor/friend to members of our congregation? If so, then please call or shoot an email to Pastor Sterling to let him know. He is looking to pair upcoming new members with sponsors. We would ask the sponsors to attend the new member orientation and the worship service the new member is installed at. Thank you!
Ministers of Audio/Visuals and the Clicker Needed – Are you willing to work on our new video and audio system? Are willing to be the “minister of the clicker”? If so, please reach out to both Sharon Kampen (email@example.com) and Pastor Sterling (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you haven’t been trained, Pastor Sterling will train you. There is also an easy-to-follow manual and there will soon be a checklist. Doing ether job is easier than it looks. We are hoping to train at least 12 folks so that any one person only needs to be on the schedule once every few months.
Lutheran Summer Music Program Accepting Nominations Now – A True Music Academy for High School Students
Lutheran Summer Music is a month-long music academy for high school students. During this program, they participate in large ensembles (band, choir, orchestra) and chamber music; receive lessons on primary and secondary instruments; and enroll in electives such as chapel choir, church music, handbells, composition, jazz band, conducting musical theatre, and more. The daily schedule includes morning and evening prayer, classes, recreation activities, and concerts by faculty and guest artists. It is a fantastic month of music-making and worship! See www.lsmacademy.org for more information and how to nominate a music-loving student.
The Women of Dekorra are planning a Bake and Lefse Sale on Saturday, November 20th, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. We are raising funds to help our youth in their plans for attending the Youth Rally in Minneapolis next summer, as well as funds for the missions and work of the women. It has been many months since we have had a project and hope we will have wonderful participation.
Help Needed: We are looking for “Ministers of Coffee” to come before Sunday's Worship and help to prepare a coffee. There is a sign-up sheet available at coffee hour. Thank you!
ONGOING AT DEKORRA
Fellowship Hour takes place after Sunday Worship- indoors, in the Fellowship Hall. (Masks are required unless you are drinking your beverage).
The Annual Meeting will take place on January 30th, 2022 immediately after Worship.
AA – Fridays at 8 pm
All Committee Meeting–is on December 7th at 6:30 pm
Council Meeting– is on December 9th at 6:30 pm
Cristian Ed Meeting–is on December 8th at 9:30 am
Bible Study The Chosen: Bible Movie and Study begin on Oct 15th till Jan 15th. (Canceled on 11/12, 11/19, 11/26)
Blood Drive –Next Blood Drive is December 13th, 2021
Registering ahead of time is encouraged. Walk-ins may be limited.
Hope Circle– 1st Wednesdays of the Month, 1 pm
Joy Circle– 2nd Tuesdays of the Month, 1 pm
Faith Bible Study The group will meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 9:30 am. Anyone is welcome to attend the Bible study!
DLC Book Club 2021 – Always at 1 pm
Worship Committee – is the 2nd Thursday of the Month at 9:30 am
Hospitality Committee now meets on the first Tuesday of the month, at 10:30 am
Yellow Bags Food Ministry –
OUR STEWARDSHIP OF WORSHIP AND GIFTS:
SUNDAY, November 7 WEDNESDAY, November 10 TOTAL GIVING: $9604.22
Attendance: 65 Attendance: 22
General Offering: $6364.00 General Offering: $207.00
Vanco Giving: $276.00
Screens Fund: $260.00
Youth Gathering: $97.22
Thrivent Choice: $2400.00
Worship Ministry Sunday, November 14, 2021
Assistant Minister: Marj Weingandt; Reading Minister: Sue Poznanski; Greeters: Karen & Kristine Millard; Sanctuary Ushers: Diane Buckley & Sharon Kampen; Parking Lot Ushers: Peggy Benson, Karen Bender, Robin Kinnunen; Acolyte: Kinti Lintl; Cantor: Merry Seng; Stewardship: Phil & Vicki Nugier
Worship Ministry Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Assistant Minister: None; Reader Minister: Soren Lynk; Communion Minister: Rachel Schmudlach; Ushers: Brianna Lund; Acolyte: Olivia Homewood; Video Minister: Keira Cartwright; Cantor: None; Stewardship: Phil & Vicki Nugier
Worship Ministry Sunday, November 21, 2021 – Parking Lot Service
Assistant Minister: None; Reading Minister: None; Greeters: None; Sanctuary Ushers: None; Parking Lot Ushers: Mike Keller, Pete Holzman & Larry Johnson; Acolyte: None; Cantor: Kyle Knuteson; Stewardship: Sharon Kampen & Holly Priske
Worship Ministry Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Assistant Minister: Bill Schleichert; Reader Minister: Kinzie Lintl; Greeters: None; Sanctuary Ushers: Peggy Benson & Brad Simplot; Parking Lot Ushers: Harry Benson, Pete Holzman & Jerry Carncross; Acolyte: Kinzie Lintl; Cantor: Jane Manke; Stewardship: Phil & Vicki Nugier